US: Bank manager in San Gabriel, customer convicted in money laundering scheme

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October 2 2018

An East West Bank branch manager and a bank customer, who were convicted in Los Angeles of conspiring to launder $25,500 in cash by converting the currency into cashier’s checks, are expected to be sentenced in February.

Vivian Tat, 54, of Hacienda Heights, a vice president at East West Bank, as well as the manager of the San Gabriel branch, and Ruimin Zhao, 48, of Temple City each were convicted Friday, Sept. 28 of one count of conspiring to commit money laundering, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Additionally, Tat was convicted of two counts of causing a false statement in a bank record.